Special Issue "Second Edition of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe: Response to Challenges"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 19477
Interests: COVID-19 vaccination acceptance; COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy; lockdown; knowledges; behaviours; COVID-19; Legionella; legionellosis; migrants; migrant's health; Legionnaires' disease; chikungunya; dengue
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COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic that has resulted in global health, economic and social crises. Due to this social and healthcare burden, countries have adopted several strategies to control the spread of the virus, including social distancing, suspension or modification of working activities, restricted movement and obligatory use of facial masks. Healthcare workers who operate on the front line were among the most involved professional categories for both workload and level of infection contracted.
Fortunately, in 2020, the efforts made across the world to rapidly develop vaccines led to several effective vaccines approved in record time. In fact, the vaccination campaign is the primary method to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic; however, sufficient vaccination coverage is conditioned by people’s acceptance of these vaccines. A debate is still ongoing with regard to the compulsory use of the vaccine and the green pass.
At the same time, it is still necessary to develop a more detailed understanding of the spreading dynamics of the virus and its variants, to identify both better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as vaccine strategies.
In this context, the second edition of this Special Issue aims to publish scientific evidence regarding microbiological and epidemiological aspects of the pandemic, laboratory diagnosis, therapeutic options, vaccine development, COVID-19-related knowledge and behaviors, vaccination strategies, vaccine acceptance, COVID-19-related changes in lifestyles and mental health, new public health approaches, environmental control measures, and communication.
Prof. Dr. Christian Napoli
Dr. Giovanni Orsi
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- microbiological and epidemiological aspects of the pandemic
- laboratory diagnosis
- therapeutic options
- COVID-19-related knowledge and behaviors
- COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy
- COVID-19-related changes in lifestyles and mental health
- new public health approaches
- environmental control measures
- correct communication campaigns